Well, my intention was to write an entry for each day, but with setting up this and two other Weblogs this week, I didn’t quite get to it. So I thought that while I am sitting here, eating my 1/2 cup of oatmeal and 8 oz. fruit stuff two hours before our first official team run, I would throw down my thoughts for the first week. (Thanks Bobby, for convicting me about eating breakfast.)
Day 1 – 3 miles – Up at 5:30 and out the door at about 6:05. I changed my run to include more hill and longer up hill grades. After last weeks team run, I think I was a little spent. I ran in a pretty good time for me, but I did not feel good anywhere in the run. After the run and a shower though, I felt pretty good. It was a good day at work, being pumped-up about getting started and giving those who had not run yet a hard time. (Benefit of running in the morning, you have it over with and don’t have to dread the run at night)
Day 2 – Rest Day – Working on the blog and already dreading the 4 miles tomorrow. Dread is a bad thing, since it tends to ruin your rest day. I guess dread is a form of worry, which as we all know, is a weight we really should not carry. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matt 4:36) AND “28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matt 11 28-30).
Day 3 – 4 miles – Up at 5:00 to get my wife and nephew off to the hospital for his shoulder surgery. I was out the door at 5:45. Temperature in the 50’s, I ran in short in a T-shirt. Can’t expect this every. How was the run. Well, go to my entry entitled “I hate to Run”. I made it through and in a reasonable time, but I was hating it.
Day 4 – 3 miles – Up at 5:30 out the door at about 6:15. (By the way, oatmeal is gross when you let it get cold, that last bite was not at all satisfying, thanks again Bobby) Anyway, running still sucks, but getting finished feels great. Better than finishing, getting to the computer to reading “The Adventures of Mailbox Mike”. (Refer to Michael’s Blog) Had a Team Meeting at lunch. The team has dwindled down to about 11 people. Everyone seems pretty committed and I am excited about running this road with them.
Day 5 – Rest Day – Nothing eventful to speak of today. Leaky sink at the house to fix, just regular life. Life goes on amidst the excitement of week one. Team run tomorrow (Today actually), yippee!
See you guys in a few minutes.